18th February 2019 Daily Current Affairs

18th February 2019 Daily Current Affairs: Dear Students, Here is 18th February 2019 Daily important Current Affairs. We are providing you Today’s Important Current Affairs, which have unique updates of all daily events from all newspapers. It helps you for SSC, Railway, State PSU & all competitive exams. Happy Reading……

New Appointments

  • World’s No.1 boxer, Mary Kom has recently joined India’s No.1 sports brand, PUMA as their Ambassador for women’s performance category, signing a two-year deal.
  • She will be leading PUMA India’s DoYou conversation that recognizes the strength, grace, and confidence of women across the country.

Sports

39-year-old West Indian batsman Chris Gayle has announced that he will retire from One-day Internationals after the forthcoming World Cup.

The left-hander has scored 9,727 ODI runs, second only to the legendary Brian Lara among West Indians in 284 matches.

  • The All India Cine Workers Association today announced a total ban on Pakistani actors and artists working in Indian film industry following the Pulwama attack.

It added if any organization still insists on working with Pakistani artists, it’ll be banned and strong action will be taken against it.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation of Bihar’s 1st metro in Patna.

The Patna Metro Rail Project will be built at an estimate of over ₹13,300 crore and will be completed in five years.

The metro rail, which will provide an alternate mode of conveyance to around 26.23 lakh people, will have two corridors.

 China is planning to build its 1st space-based solar power station.

  •  Orbiting 36,000 kilometers above the ground, this station capture solar energy in orbit and beam it to the Earth. The beams would be converted into power through the ground station.
  • Iran has launched a new locally-made submarine capable of firing cruise missiles.
  •  The submarine named the Fateh (Persian for ‘conqueror’) is Iran’s first in the semi-heavy category.
  •  Speaking at the launch President Hassan Rouhani said Iran is now fully self-reliant on land, air, and sea.

Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony :

  • 2014 – Rajkumar Singhajit Singh (Exponent of Manipuri dance)
  •  2015 – Chhayanaut (a cultural organization of Bangladesh – for its role in the promotion of Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore’s works and Bangla arts).
  • 2016 – Ram Vanji Sutar (Renowned sculptor and scholar)
  •  Tagore Award for Cultural Harmony was instituted by the Indian Government from 2012 recognizing the contributions made by Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore to humanity.
  • India became the largest buyer of Venezuelan crude oil in the first half of February, with imports jumping 66% to 620,000 barrels a day.

New Appointments

  • World’s No.1 boxer, Mary Kom has recently joined India’s No.1 sports brand, PUMA as their
  • Ambassador for women’s performance category, signing a two-year deal.
  • She will be leading PUMA India’s DoYou conversation that recognizes the strength, grace, and confidence of women across the country.
  •  Ahead of the parliamentary election, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has handed over
  • his role as Foreign Minister to Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz, giving up the portfolio he had held since 2015.

J&K administration withdraws security to separatist leader

After the Pulwama attack, the Governor’s administration in Jammu and Kashmir issued orders to withdraw all security personnel and government facilities provided to five separatist leaders in Kashmir.

Landless farmers have given a grant in Odisha

The separatist leaders included Hurriyat chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, his two close aides Abdul Ghani Bhat and Bilal Ghani Lone. The move comes two days after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh talked about acting against those who get money from across the border and are hand in glove with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik distributed financial assistance to the landless agricultural households of the State at a farmers’ rally in Kendrapara district under the Krushak Assistance for Livelihood and Income Augmentation scheme.

A total of 10 lakh landless agricultural households will be provided financial assistance of Rs.12,500 each under the scheme to support activities such as small goat-rearing units, mini-layer units, duckery units, fishery kits for fishermen, mushroom cultivation and beekeeping.

A sum of Rs.5,000 each was transferred to the bank accounts of a total of 3.5 lakh landless agricultural households in the first phase.  A total of 12.45 lakh small and marginal farmers have already been provided Rs. 5,000 each in the first phase under the scheme.

Nearly 30 lakh small and marginal farmers will get Rs.5,000 each in the five kharif and rabi seasons between 2018-19 and 2020-21.

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